The January transfer window is set to burst into life today with the arrival of 21-year-old striker Patryk Klimala from Polish club Jagiellonia Bialystock. Celtic met the €4m release clause. The player has made 20 starts in top-flight football, among 51 starts in total. Half of his appearances have been this season, as he made his breakthrough at Jagiellonia.
He is older and more experienced than Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard were when they arrived in Glasgow, so his lack of match time will not be a worry for Celtic. Both started promisingly and quickly improved. The challenge now is to replicate the development work achieved with those two with Patryk.
Even fully fit, it is unreasonable to expect Odsonne to carry the load during what is likely to be a three-month spell where we play two games a week. Patryk should get plenty game time during this period. He also gives us the option of playing two strikers, a phenomenon we have seldom seen since the departure of Moussa.